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Accident leads to DUI charges for Tennessee man

Whenever there is an accident and the police respond, they may investigate to see if there is suspicion of drunk driving or impairment of any kind. Recently, a Tennessee car accident led police to suspect a man of drunk driving. DUI charges are currently pending against the driver who wrecked his vehicle on a Saturday night.

Before the accident occurred, a police officer responded to reports that a van ran a light and was driving along the road in an erratic manner. However, the police officer was unable to contact or pull over the vehicle in question before the accident occurred. The van ran off the roadway and then struck a culvert before overturning.

Tips for how to deal with DUI charges in Tennessee

Far too many people think that once they are suspected of or face DUI charges, all hope of defending themselves is lost. In Tennessee and elsewhere, it is vital that anyone facing DUI charges knows their rights. There are also tips to help protect those rights and minimize the chance of being arrested or found guilty of any kind of DUI charges.

One thing anyone should know before they are stopped and questioned is that they have the right to not answer questions. There is no need to feel obligated to tell police if you have been drinking or how much. You can simply politely state that you wish to speak with an attorney before discussing anything further.

Crash leads to drunk driving charges for Tennessee songstress

Anytime there is a car accident of any kind and police are called, police may evaluate drivers to see if impairment or some other form of negligence may have been the cause of the crash. This was the case after a recent Tennessee car accident. Police ended up filing drunk driving charges against a country music Grammy winner named Lynn Anderson after an accident.

The accident happened on a Thursday evening. An officer responded to the scene of the accident and felt that the singer was showing signs of being impaired. Then, according to police, she admitted that she had consumed alcohol and also admitted to have taken a prescription medication, although it is not reported what that medication was.

A year after accident, woman faces DUI charges

Many people wrongfully assume that charges need to be filed at the time of an accident or incident, if they are going to be filed at all. However, some incidents may be under investigation for some period of time before formal charges are actually pursued against a person. One case in Tennessee highlights the point that charges can come about some time after an incident as a woman is just now facing DUI charges a year after an accident.

The accident happened in the fall of 2013. A 36-year-old woman was driving when she reportedly pulled into the path of another vehicle. The other driver needed to be transported by ambulance for medical care, and the 36-year-old woman needed to be airlifted and treated.

When is driving while intoxicated in Tennessee a felony DUI?

Anytime someone is found to have a blood alcohol content over the legal limit, they may face a misdemeanor DUI charge. However, there are times when certain circumstances can lead to a DUI charge being upgraded to a felony DUI in Tennessee. It is important to understand what a felony DUI charge may mean for your record and how it compares to a misdemeanor DUI charge.

A DUI can be upgraded if the DUI resulted in bodily harm of another. The distinction may be left up to prosecutors to decide if a felony charge is warranted. Also, if a child under 13 is in the vehicle at the time and that child is seriously injured, the DUI can constitute a felony charge.

Tennessee motorcyclist faces drunk driving charges

If police believe they have reason to pull over a motorist, that motorist typically complies with the request. If a motorist flees instead of pulling over, a chase can ensue, and the motorist may face a number of charges as a result. A recent incident in Tennessee led to a motorcyclist facing a number of charges, including drunk driving charges, as he allegedly fled from police who tried to pull him over.

The incident started around midnight on a Tuesday as police noticed the motorcycle was missing a tail light. Police contend that the motorcyclist sped off down the highway. They pursued the man, and one police officer need up being hit in the leg by the motorcycle.

Woman faces DUI charges after Tennessee crash

When police respond to a car accident, they may investigate the scene and possibly charge one or more parties with a crime. After a recent car accident in Tennessee, police found cause to charge one of the car accident participants. The woman was charged with a myriad of charges, including DUI charges.

The 35-year-old woman was driving when she reportedly crossed the center line of the road. She hit a Ford Explorer that was in the opposite lane. This caused the other vehicle to hit a guardrail and then to flip over and land on its roof. Both of the occupants in the Explorer needed medical attention after the car accident.

Driver facing drunk driving charges again in Tennessee

Whenever police pull over someone for suspected drunk driving, there is typically a procedure for testing for alcohol and for deciding whether an arrest and charges are in order. There may be breath tests given, field sobriety tests and blood alcohol tests too. If a driver is found to already have drunk driving charges on his or her record, there may be harsh penalties possible with a subsequent DUI related conviction. A Tennessee man has found himself under arrest and facing drunk driving charges for an alleged fourth time.

The man was driving on a Tennessee roadway when police contend he was speeding. He was pulled over and the police deputy stated that there was an odor of alcohol on his breath. This apparently led the deputy to conduct field sobriety tests at the scene. According to the police officer on the scene, the 40-year-old man failed the tests he was given.

Woman facing DUI charges after Tennessee car accident

Whenever there is a collision between two vehicles on the road, the police and rescue crews may need to respond and render assistance. The police may also find it necessary to arrest and charge one or more parties involved in the accident if the evidence suggests a crime was committed. After a recent car accident in Tennessee, one of the drivers is now facing DUI charges.

The accident occurred on a Friday morning. A 57-year-old driver was awaiting a chance to turn onto another road. As she sat in her car, a Corvette came along and struck the awaiting vehicle. The Corvette was operated by a 49-year-old woman. According to witness reports, the Corvette didn’t slow down before hitting the other vehicle.

Town mayoral candidate and former lawman facing DUI charges

When police try to pull over an individual and that individual does not comply, that person may face charges related to fleeing or evading. If police do eventually get the driver to comply and believe there are additional crimes involved, they may pursue other charges as well. A recent incident in Tennessee involved a former county sheriff who, according to authorities, would not pull over and now faces DUI charges related to the incident.

The incident took place on a Saturday night as police reportedly tried to the pull over the former sheriff. Police say he took off, and the officer lost track of him. They say he was spotted speeding again, and a chase ensued. The chase reportedly reached speeds that were registered as over 115 mph.